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Study: Soda Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

(CNN) — Just drinking a soda a day can increase a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent.

That’s the finding of a study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

In the study, Swedish scientists tracked more than eight-thousand men over 15 years.

That higher risk was for a later-stage form of the cancer, discovered through symptoms rather than the PSA screening test.

The study compared those drinking 11 ounces of a soft drink a day — an ounce shy of the standard can — with people who didn’t drink any sodas.

The study also linked heavy consumption of sugary breakfast cereal, rice and pasta to a greater risk of developing a milder form of prostate cancer.

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